Ryan Mallett and Tim Tebow Relationship Won't Cause Trouble With New England Patriots

By Devin O'Barr
Ryan Mallet runs with Tim Tebow and Tom Brady
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One of the biggest reasons why the “Tim Tebow experiment” did not work for the New York Jets was the pessimistic media members in the Big Apple. Unfortunately, the Jets’ quarterback was constantly bothered by pesky journalists and it affected his play on the field.

Rex Ryan is the worst coach in the NFL, so he surely didn’t make Tebow’s short-lived time in New York any smoother. However, with Tebow joining a professional organization like the New England Patriots, the childish issues in New York will be left in the rear-view mirror.

Tom Brady has more maturity is his left leg than Mark Sanchez has in his entire body — the Patriots’ gunslinger has dealt with egos bigger than Tebow’s in the past, so don’t expect any shortcomings here. A heightened focus on football will help Tebow regain some of the magic that landed him a playoff victory while on the Denver Broncos roster in 2011. Not to mention, Tebow has history with Pats offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who knows how to keep Tebow’s somewhat-annoying personality at bay.

When first drafted, Mallett had issues of maturity and thus slipped to the Patriots in the 2011 NFL Draft. As an ex-third-round pick, Mallett understands the journey that Tebow has been on and has matured enough not to start trouble with the rival quarterback.

Besides, the ship that Bill Belichick runs in New England is one that doesn’t allow much chatter outside of the locker room. So don’t expect any public spats between Mallett and Tebow anytime soon.

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